Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Jazz Research

Eldar Djangirov

Eldar Djangirov was born January 28th, 1987 in the former Soviet Union. He is a Jazz piano player.

Some of his accomplishments include:

•An appearance on the NPR Piano Jazz Radio Show at the age of 12

•In 2001 he participated in the Piano Jazz Competition of the 2001 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival and won 1st prize

•In 2002 he won 1st place in the Peter Nero Piano Competition

•Released 2 albums between 2002 and 2004

•In 2004 he signed with Sony Classical and released his 3rd album "Eldar" which was nominated for a Grammy

•Has appeared at many festivals and toured across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia

•Performed in National TV shows including CNN, Conan O'Brien, The Grammy Awards, and Jimmy Kimmel Live

•2008 Grammy Nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for his latest project "Re-Imagination"

•Actually lived here in Kansas City, MO and attended the Barstow School for a short time

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